Syndicating Spatial Data


Syndication (in the context of the Internet) refers to the publication of information in a standard format so that it can be easily accessed, aggregated, and shared by many potential users. Although syndication is most commonly associated with the publication of news headlines, many different types of information are now syndicated on the Internet, including blog entries, sports results, product listings, new web site content, and traffic and weather reports. One feature common to many of these types of information is that, frequently, an item of syndicated content relates to a particular thing or place on the earth, or can be described at a particular location. As such, spatial data is ideally suited for syndication alongside other syndicated content.


Spatial Information News Feed Polygon Geometry Feed Reader Atom Feed 


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© Alastair Aitchison 2009

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